‘Lifelong Kindergarten’

The featured image is a memory from Kindergarten in 1986. The picture was taken during a school function where my classmates and I were on stage singing together. I am on the extreme left. Robert Fulghum comes to mind:  ‘ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN These are the things I learned:…

Under the sky, between seas and shores…

I blog of work in progress, that was put together to share for responses and feedback. It is a part of the idea-media studio unit, for an MA program at Srishti School of Arts Design and Technology. As a part of the program, the idea-media studios are meant to provide opportunities for learning by doing,…

Tools for thinking: Unpacking thinking (Part 1)

Image credit: https://goo.gl/images/ExBorS Reflection on some tools and exercises for thinking introduced in the PPDE (MA) Opening circle: Tools for thinking (for mindfulness/ to observe/ to visualize): These tools were introduced to consider alertness, and non-cognition as a practice/value to still the mind. These practices were used to bring a sense of readiness. They drew…

Reflections on free writing and a philosophy, for the classroom.

As a part of our opening circle for the MA program, we were asked to free write about our thoughts. Surrealists have used this free writing as an automatism technique that involves spontaneous free association of images or words to stimulate creativity and authentic thought, from deep within the subconscious mind. I found the process…

A list of resources and references (1) :

The opening circle for the PPDE MA semester began with an introduction to many philosophers, theorists and writers in the domain of education. Listing them down for inspiration, future reference, documentation and sharing. We make the Road by walking: Conversations on Education and Social change – Myles Horton and Paulo Freire The Animal School –…

Meditation

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